Dead Before Arrival: BlackBerry Kills Two Smartphones Prior to Launch

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Struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry has killed two new and unannounced smartphones even before they launch. Announcement of the canned launch was discovered by the Wall Street Journal and was buried in the company’s recently published third-quarter earnings report published last week. The company announced that it had made the decision to “cancel plans to launch two devices […]

Verizon BlackBerry Z30 Coming November 14 for $199

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We knew the BlackBerry Z30 would be arriving at some point this month on Verizon’s network, but the carrier has officially set a date. BlackBerry’s latest smartphone will be launching on Thursday, November 14 and will be priced at $199 after signing a two-year contract. The Z30 is BlackBerry’s largest smartphone yet, with a 5-inch […]

Mobile Tech Patent Wars Heat Up Again

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Just when you thought the Patent Wars between the mobile tech titans had receded into a place in your memory it looks like a new battle is brewing. A consortium of companies including Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Ericsson, and Sony, filed a number of lawsuits aimed at Google and seven of its Android partners (Asustek, HTC, […]

BlackBerry Z30 Arriving Next Month Exclusively on Verizon

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Verizon has announced that the BlackBerry Z30 is heading to its network at some point next month. Furthermore, the device will only be available on Verizon (at least during launch), making it a bit difficult to get the new BlackBerry flagship handset if you’re not on Big Red, but the carrier hopes users will switch […]

BBM for iOS Available Now, Android Version Still on the Way (Update)

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As expected from earlier today when BlackBerry said that BBM would be available later, the app is indeed available now on iOS, while the Android version still has yet to show up in the Google Play store, but should be live shortly (UPDATE: Available now). Downloading and installing the app will give you the ability to chat […]

BBM for Android and iOS Arrival Rumored for This Weekend (Updated)

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BlackBerry’s own messaging app, BlackBerry Messenger, has been announced for iOS and Android in the past, but it’s rumored to hit the new platforms this weekend. According to CrackBerry, they have received several reports that BBM for Android will go live on Friday, while the iOS version will hit reportedly hit iTunes the next day […]

BlackBerry Z30 Announced with 5-inch Display, Quad-Core CPU

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Unveiled as the fourth BlackBerry 10 device, BlackBerry has announced the Z30, which the company’s latest handset and overtakes the Z10 has the new BlackBerry flagship device. It sports a larger 5-inch display and has a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor on the inside. The Z30 also sports a huge 2880mAh battery, which is […]

BlackBerry Cancels Blackberry 10 PlayBook Update

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BlackBerry is now confirming that there is no BlackBerry 10 PlayBook update coming to users of the company’s first tablet The decision was announced by BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins this morning on an investors call following the release of the company’s quarterly earnings figures. Unfortunately, Heins didn’t offer any explanation for why BlackBerry Playbook users […]

Up to 4 New BlackBerry Models to Launch By End of Year

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Smartphone-maker BlackBerry may launch an additional 3 to 4 smartphone models by the end of 2013 according to a new report. The new models would be in addition to the BlackBerry Z10, the BlackBerry Q10, and a more budget-friendly BlackBerry Q5 that were already announced. Though the news source originates with DigiTimes, a publication that has […]

BlackBerry to Pre-Load BBM on Select Android Phones

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After having announced that it would be freeing the BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM for short, service that’s been historically tied to BlackBerry phone hardware, smartphone-maker BlackBerry is now announcing that the messaging service will come pre-loaded on select phones running the rival Android operating system. Previously, BlackBerry had announced that BBM would be available as […]

BlackBerry Q10 Now Available for Pre-Order

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The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry’s only device running the BlackBerry 10 operating system with a QWERTY keyboard, is now available for pre-order at Verizon. As of today, Verizon is allowing users to pre-order the device from its website for just $199, and will make the device available in both black and white. While the BlackBerry Q10 […]

Emojis, New Alarm Features Coming in BlackBerry 10.2 Update

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The next update to BlackBerry 10 will include support for emjoi icons, enhanced notifications and the ability to set more than one alarm. The features, which will come by the way of an update to BlackBerry 10, called BlackBerry 10.2. According to the BlackBerry Messaging channel of Michael Clewley, product manager for BlackBerry, the update […]

Netflix CEO Deals Major Blow to BlackBerry

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While Netflix was bullish on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 when that platform debuted in late 2010 with one of the first native apps, it’s taking a bearish approach on rival BlackBerry’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The streaming movie service says that it has no immediate plans to launch an app for the BlackBerry 10 […]

BlackBerry R10 Leaks With Curve Styling

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Ahead of BlackBerry’s May developer conference in Orlando, Florida, an unannounced BlackBerry R10 has leaked again in photos showing a device with a QWERTY keyboard similar to the high-end BlackBerry Q10. Like the flagship keyboarded Q10 model, the BlackBerry R10 will feature both a hardware keyboard in a candy bar form factor as well as […]

BlackBerry Announces $250 Price for Q10 in U.S

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It looks like the beloved BlackBerry tactile experience will come at a premium, at least in the U.S. when it launches. BlackBerry has confirmed that the BlackBerry Q10, a smartphone with a portrait style QWERTY keyboard running on a new release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system called BlackBerry 10.1, will retail for $249.99 with […]

BlackBerry Q10 in FCC Testing, Could Launch Soon

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The Blackberry Q10 is now in FCC testing, possibly indicating a launch for users in the United States sooner than later. That’s according Bluetooth profiles and documents released by the FCC and found by Engadget. The second of BlackBerry’s smartphones to boast its new Blackberry 10 operating system has already been announced to be coming […]

BlackBerry Rumored With BlackBerry 10 Phablet

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Though BlackBerry had only recently unveiled two smartphone models to debut its new BlackBerry 10 operating system on, the company may launch two to three additional models by the end of the year, with one such model speculated to be a phablet. The BlackBerry 10 phablet is believed to be a “BlackBerry Z10-like device” with […]

Remaining BlackBerry Co-Founder Leaving Company Behind

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BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis has announced that he will be leaving the company he had helped start along with Jim Balsillie effective May 1. News of Lazaridis’ exit comes just as BlackBerry had announced it had regained profitability for the fourth fiscal quarter and as sales of new devices running the BlackBerry 10 operating system […]

Lenovo CEO Opens Doors to BlackBerry Buyout

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Lenovo is once again spurring speculations about acquiring smartphone-maker BlackBerry, and this time company CEO Yang Yuanqing is making the statement. Speaking to French news Les Echos, Yuanqing says that a BlackBerry acquisition “could possibly make sense.” The Lenovo head was quick to note that he still needed to analyze the strategic move of acquiring rival […]

New Images of BlackBerry Q10 Show Rubberized Back

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Newly leaked images of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone show the QWERTY BlackBerry 10-powered device with a soft-touch rubberized backside, similar to the material used on the BlackBerry Z10. The BlackBerry Q10 was previously shown with a smooth plastic backing, similar to the style employed by the BlackBerry Bold 9900 series, but it seems that BlackBerry […]